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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2007.122
People
Leona Fischer Nicholson, American (1875 - 1966)
Title
Arts and Crafts Newcomb College Pottery Vase
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1908
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/320110
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ceramic
Dimensions
22.9 cm (9 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • (not assigned): It is fully marked, with the NC for Newcomb College in New Orleans, whose pottery was founded in 1894; LN for the decorator, Leona F. Nicholson (1875-1966); "W" for the white clay body in use at Newcomb from 1895 to 1908; "M" for the potter Joseph Meyer; and "CT-28" representing the year it was made, in code, 1908, and the number of the piece.
Provenance
Angela Einstein, 2007; Robert Swartz, Newton, MA, 2007; purchase.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman, Class of 1907, by exchange
Accession Year
2007
Object Number
2007.122
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This early, high-gloss Newcomb College vase is in cylindrical form, with a narrow waist and tapered base and lip. The blue decoration culminates in a stylized floral motif (representing viburnum) below the lip.

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